2006 Berber Award Honors Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Maul
SEWICKLEY, PA—October 9, 2006—The Ben Franklin Society, honor society of the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), is proud to announce that the 2006 Naomi Berber Memorial Award will be awarded to Elizabeth “Betty” Maul, President of FrontEnd Graphics in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Established in 1976, the Berber Award recognizes the contributions of women to the graphic communications industry. To date, it remains the industry’s only award that specifically honors women’s achievements.
Maul began her career with a strong background in technical publications and established her own firm, Tech-Temps, in 1983, serving as President of Sales and Marketing. A proposal management company and subcontractor for government defense projects, Tech-Temps merged with Maul’s print company, FrontEnd Graphics, in 1998.
FrontEnd Graphics is a “concept to completion” full-service consulting, advertising, prepress, production, print, and media firm known for its high production standards. FrontEnd Graphics is well-versed in all aspects of current technology to serve customers, offering creative solutions along with cost and project management.
Maul has participated in industry development programs throughout her career. She has been involved with Women in Production, an organization whose primary goal is to educate its members and provide opportunities for them to connect with other graphic arts professionals. She served as president in Philadelphia and in New York City as a member of its board and chair of its membership committee. Maul also chaired its 1991–1992 Luminaire awards dinner, and in 2000 was a Luminaire Recipient.
Maul received the IDEAlliance (formerly GCA, Graphics Communication Assoc.) Spectrum Leadership Award in 2001 and has been a member of the Spectrum planning committee for fifteen years. In addition, Maul was presented the New York City Good Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America for excellence in graphic arts and service to the community.
The engraved Berber Award plaque will be presented to Maul at The Ben Franklin Society Black-Tie Induction and Awards Dinner, Friday, November 10, 2006, at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI.